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President, Vice-President and PM extends Raksha Bandhan greetings


August 2, 2012 - New Delhi

The President, Vice-President and Prime Minister of India all have extended their greetings to the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

In his message, President Pranab Mukherjee said "On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens in India and abroad."

Vice President Hamid Ansari in his message said, "Rakshabandhan signifies the protective bond between brothers and sisters and the celebration of this festival plays an important role in spreading the message of unity and harmony in our society."

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrated to strengthen the bonds of love and affection in our family and society. We should use this occasion to promote peace, harmony and brotherhood in our country,"

President's Message

"On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I extend my greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens in India and abroad.Raksha Bandhan is the celebration of the unique relationship that exists between brothers and sisters. The tying of a Rakhi by a sister symbolizes love, affection and mutual trust between sisters and brothers. May the spirit of this festival strengthen fraternal feelings in our society, and remind us of the importance of unity and harmony, as we strive collectively for the well-being of our people".

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